Always be quitting
Welcome to another issue of Arnes Weekly. Enjoy! ✌️
Tweet of the week
If you’re on twitter long enough your personality either becomes “the woke mob can’t handle me” or “I’m hot and sad and pro-union”, there are no other options — @ZackBornstein on Twitter
- Always be quitting (jmmv.dev) — Julio Merino talks about how “making yourself replaceable” can make you a better engineer and lead to growth opportunities.
- The Upcoming Remote Work Company Culture War (ez.substack.com) — Ed Zitron in a very opinionated piece about the excuses for telling people to go back to the office.
- A Project of One’s Own (paulgraham.com) — Paul Graham makes a point about the joy and excitement of doing projects just for you.
- Will Apple Mail threaten the newsletter boom? (platformer.news) — Casey Newton about the impact that Apple Mails new privacy features can have on newsletters. I must say I can’t sympathise with business models that rely on tracking people (Arnes Weekly has no tracking and it never will).
- Privacy analysis of FLoC (blog.mozilla.org) — Eric Rescorla talks about the privacy problems with Googles Federated Learning of Cohorts (or FLoC) proposal.
- It’s time to ditch Chrome (wired.co.uk) — Kate O’Flaherty about the various reasons to switch browsers.
- Reasons why bugs might feel “impossible” (jvns.ca) — Julia Evans summarises reasons why bugs feel impossible into five categories.
- A new future for icanhazip (major.io) — Major Hayden talks about the history of his icanhazip.com.
- An incomplete list of skills senior engineers need, beyond coding (skamille.medium.com) — Camille Fournier has a list of skills you need as a senior engineer that aren’t related to coding.
- An Unbelievable Demo (brendangregg.com) — Brendan Gregg about a rather irritating experience with a Sun salesperson.
Cutting Room Floor
- The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax (propublica.org) — Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel about how ProPublica got ahold of tax returns of americas wealthiest people and how they avoid paying taxes (Warren Buffet has a true tax rate of 0.1%).
- You are probably playing too many games (twitter.com/jspector) — Josh Spector says we should reduce the number of “games” we play everyday (Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, etc.) to be actually good at some.
- The Tyranny Of Time (noemamag.com) —Joe Zadeh about the history and societal impact of clock time.
- Farewell, Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy (nytimes.com) — Kevin Roose on how “assisted living for millennials” is coming to an end as tech companies aim for profitability.
- We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down (newyorker.com) — Bill McKibben makes a point for slow travel (did you know that hypersonic planes emit 5-7x more carbon than passenger planes)?
- Why user-centred design struggles with ethics (medium.com) — Cennydd Bowles about how the responsibility of tech aren’t just customers and business, but also the environment, the privacy of the individual and more.
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